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by Jennifer
Today, 09:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Skynet in the sky: The Flying Killer Robot thread
Replies: 609
Views: 39592

Re: Skynet in the sky: The Flying Killer Robot thread

Saudi Arabia had to reduce its oil production after rebel drone strikes on its facilities.

by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 169
Views: 13789

Re: Antivaxxers

OFFS: One of my antivaxxer acquaintances on Facebook posted an RIP for her dog, who was only 5 but died yesterday of kidney complications from Lyme disease. Her post reminded everyone to protect themselves and their pets from ticks -- though presumably this protection should NOT include "vaccinating...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2715
Views: 144584

Re: Twitter!

I just retweeted Kim Kardashian. I feel weird. But then, this block of tweets, amongst all the yammering about her product lines, is weird in a way I approve of: https://i.imgur.com/JC1NvaE.png FWIW, there have been a few times before when she said or did something I approve of, and even times when...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 169
Views: 13789

Re: Antivaxxers

Thanks for your wonderful contributions to the betterment of humanity, anti-vaxxer shitheads! US in danger of losing measles-free status, a 'mortifying' effect of anti-vaxx movement Millions of Americans suffered from measles in the decades before the U.S. eliminated the disease in 2000. But if an o...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4320
Views: 197019

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Seen via Facebook: when the teddy bear fad started over 100 years ago, there was a moral panic over fear that having a teddy bear rather than a human-baby doll would destroy little girls' maternal instincts.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 02:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7924
Views: 308459

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

This land's not your land This land is my land It's not a you land It's just an I land Reminds me of the version we used to sing at summer camp... I got a shotgun And you don't got one If you don't get off I'll blow your head off This land is private property Ahh perverted camp songs. That takes me...
by Jennifer
13 Sep 2019, 20:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Long Tale
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: The Long Tale

Number 6 wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 20:25
No link. But does the article reveal the secret?
I went back and added the link. :oops:
by Jennifer
13 Sep 2019, 05:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Long Tale
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: The Long Tale

Here's a piece about how the Talmud is very popular in South Korea: About an hour’s drive north of Seoul, in the Gwangju Mountains, nearly fifty South Korean children pore over a book. The text is an unlikely choice: the Talmud, the fifteen-hundred-year-old book of Jewish laws. The students are not ...
by Jennifer
12 Sep 2019, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13170

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

thoreau wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 16:10
I don't recall a Quillette article drawing inferences about human intelligence from skull measurements, but I don't read everything.
Couple highlights on this twitter thread (result from a quick search for Quillette and phrenology).

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1153 ... 84225.html
by Jennifer
11 Sep 2019, 23:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 132
Views: 9429

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

The North Carolina GOP held a vote while the Democrats were at a 9/11 memorial. They're not even pretending to respect lowercase-d democratic norms.

by Jennifer
11 Sep 2019, 23:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

"We’re not rounding people up or anything yet. You guys in the media get too ahead of yourselves."

Yet.

by Jennifer
10 Sep 2019, 18:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1024
Views: 81293

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

In fact, for that species, they can "naturally" have a form of communication not too different from what we have now with this-here internet thingy: you and I are hundreds of miles apart yet communicating with each other, almost in realtime, for hardly any effort or cost. Well, that's assuming they...
by Jennifer
10 Sep 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

https://twitter.com/NeverAgainActn/status/1171444502382301185 Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch, to a 2-year-old child: “I have a very big dog in my office, and if you don’t be quiet, he will come out and bite you!” Instead of being fired, Couch was promoted, to the Board that has final say on who g...
by Jennifer
10 Sep 2019, 08:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

We had a spy in Russia so close to Putin that he could photograph presidential documents, and had to pull him out because the CIA couldn't trust Trump not to mention this to Putin.

I am looking forward to seeing how the "Obama was just as bad and Hillary would've been worse!" brigades spin this one.
by Jennifer
10 Sep 2019, 04:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Eric the .5b wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 04:33
The man has no standards.
Nor ethics nor morals nor the slightest hint of anything remotely resembling a conscience. And the same holds true for anyone who still supports him.
by Jennifer
10 Sep 2019, 02:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

So, apparently, the old rule used to be that people of the Bahamas did not require visas to enter the US, only their passport and copy of their police report showing they're not criminals. Then came Hurricane Dorian, and Bahamians evacuating on a ferry to the US learned mid-voyage that the US change...
by Jennifer
09 Sep 2019, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4801
Views: 245815

Re: Food

for some reason I find it hilarious that you had to go to Atlanta to discover samosas and pakora (pretty sure "punjabi" means "from punjab" tho...) I already knew about samosas, but not that particular punjabi flavor. (I forget the names of the various frozen-food companies whose samosas we'd buy a...
by Jennifer
08 Sep 2019, 21:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3460
Views: 172633

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

JENNIFER'S FACEBOOK FEED: Friend #1: [somewhere in the northlands] Here's a photo of my living room with a fire crackling in the fireplace! How I love the first fire of the autumn! #Blessed Friend #2: [also in the north] Hey, everybody, don't forget to bring a jacket if you're coming to my backyard ...
by Jennifer
08 Sep 2019, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1210
Views: 53791

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Since it was Donald Trump making the claim that these talks were scheduled but then cancelled, the first response should be to question whether they were ever really scheduled in the first place. Right, but most critics skipped that part and said that the talks should never ever be scheduled. And o...
by Jennifer
08 Sep 2019, 15:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4801
Views: 245815

Re: Food

Not long after moving to Atlanta (which has LOTS of restaurants and food stores run by and for immigrants), I discovered "punjabi samosas" -- punjabi apparently is the name of a filling made of mashed potatoes and peas plus LOTS of spicy spices. Also, one of the Indian supermarkets where we bought s...
by Jennifer
07 Sep 2019, 22:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

Holy shit! I just saw this on Twitter, too: The Washington Post has obtained emails from a top NOAA official repeatedly admonishing the agency’s scientists and staff not to correct the inaccurate hurricane forecast information coming from President Trump. https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/11705...
by Jennifer
07 Sep 2019, 22:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

Well then, Pham, make sure you also don't google "Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown" either. Or "National Weather Service in Birmingham," or "storm trajectory maps" specifically in regard to Hurricane Dorian.
by Jennifer
07 Sep 2019, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

In addition to vaccinations, basic medical care, beds, soap and toothpaste, inmates in our diffusion camps are also denied sanitary products to the point where women in the camps are visibly bleeding through their pants and underwear. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/migrant-girls-border-detention-me...
by Jennifer
07 Sep 2019, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 18:34
Sharpie whatsitsnow?
You seriously don't know what I'm referring to? Google "Trump," Sharpie" and "Alabama" or "Dorian" to find out, and also rid yourself of any troubling vestiges of "faith in humanity" which might be weighing you down.
by Jennifer
07 Sep 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm kind of amazed his cultists are even making excuses for that ridiculous Sharpie map thing. Natural disasters are not a partisan issue -- or at least they weren't until now.